Seventh Generation – for my new generation

When you have a baby, it can be overwhelming to face the piles of stuff you suddenly accumulate. Diapers, pacifiers, bottles – you can (and will) fill up every nook and cranny of your house with this stuff.

Over time though, you require less and less. Piece by piece the baby junk disappears, replaced by more toys than you ever thought you could fit in your living room. Teensy bodysuits give way to t-shirts that were just WAY TOO BIG when you bought them off the clearance rack a year ago, but now strain to cover your kid’s belly, bulging with chocolate milk and chicken nuggets…and a gallon of ketchup.

But one thing remains. Once you’ve discovered the awesomeness of having baby wipes around at all times, you’ll never let them go.

I never put much thought into the existence of baby wipes until I had the baby, of course. Now I’m not sure how I lived without them.

They’re stashed in my purse.

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Wipes

They peek out of shelves in the bathroom.

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Wipes

They’re always easily accessible for my toddler to grab one so he can “yipe my nose.”

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Wipes

I hoard stacks of them in closets and pantries and go to great pains to ensure I never run out of them.

Since I have so many uses for them and they touch all manner of body parts (and even sometimes furniture – I’ll admit to using them for a quick dust here and there) I like my wipes to free of anything smelly. They need to be big enough and thick enough to do some damage to gross messes. Most importantly, they need to be gentle so my eczema-prone husband and son won’t poof up into giant rashy monsters after using them.

Seventh Generation fulfills my needs with a great product, their Free & Clear wipe, available in stashable 64-count packs as well as 256-count mega-packs that combine gentle, cloth-like performance with the thickness you need to wipe away little (and big) messes. They are free of alcohol, dyes, synthetic fragrances, parabens and phthalates.

These wipes have been redesigned with 70% reduced plastic use through the use of plant materials and are larger, thicker and softer than their earlier version.

We’re expecting a new baby anytime now (You hear that, baby? ANY. TIME. NOW.) and would love to celebrate that by giving away a free 64-count pack of Seventh Generation Free & Clear Baby Wipes to one lucky reader!

To enter, leave a comment with your best baby tip. The giveaway will end Friday, March 15th at 11:59 Central. The winner will be chosen via Please allow 4-6 weeks for fulfillment of the prize. This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older only, please.

I was provided this product for review by Seventh Generation. While I have been compensated by both Seventh Generation and The Motherhood, all opinions are my own. As if you doubted that.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Alina, comment #7! Send me your mailing address and Seventh Generation will have those wipes headed your way!